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Re: Case insensitivity ad nauseum

From: Steve McIntyre
Subject: Re: Case insensitivity ad nauseum
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 16:59:01 +0000
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On Wed, Nov 05, 2003 at 11:35:12AM -0500, Jim.Hyslop wrote:
>Steve McIntyre [mailto:address@hidden wrote:
>> Another point I'd like to make: labels are case-sensitive
>> already. Live with it.
>I think you missed my main point: *why* should the user have to "deal with
>it?" Just because "that's the way it works"? Well then, let's *change* the
>way it works, so people don't have to "deal with it." Make the computer deal
>with it.

No, I didn't. Labels in *lots* of systems other than CVS are
case-sensitive and this will _not_ change any time soon, if ever. That
was _my_ point here. People work with them all the time. I disagree
with your fundamental premise that case-sensitivity is harder / less
intuitive, FWIW.

I'm very much with Derek on this point - if we can lose one of the
harder to maintain parts of the CVS code base and make the system more
consistent as a result, then *hell* yes. Do it!

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                address@hidden
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